Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Flight of the Huckabee

Welcome to the Dance Mr. Huckabee. With all the certainty and precision of Sally Albright ordering her lunch, Mike Huckabee told Tim Russert this morning:

"Tomorrow I'll be filing papers to launch an exploratory committee and yes I'll be out there,"

While "I'll be out there" might not be the perfect 4 words for launching a Presidential campaign, the deed was done and Huckabee is in. (Unlike Hillary he did not make it explicitly clear whether or not he was "in to win" or just in for the fun of it.) Russert focused much of the interview on the challenges Huckabee faced and while not answering all of Russert's questions as directly as we would have liked (do you believe people are born gay or choose to be gay shouldn't be answered with "both" for example) he did fend off Russert's aggresive questions with relative ease. Huckabee took a veiled shot at Romney in the interview saying he's been pro-life since he was a teenager and "hasn't been all over the place on the issue." And he took on McCain by name, criticizing campaign finance reform. Now Huckabee comes to Iowa this week, in an attempt to become the credible social conservative alternative in the race for the Republican nomination. We'll be keeping an eye on his visits this week.

In addition, we've heard rumblings that the Huckabee folks are nosing around Iowa GOP circles for available talent and have been for a couple of weeks. But at this stage it is only the folks at Eric Woolsen's "The Concept Works" that are aiding his efforts here in the Hawkeye state.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huckabee is kinda like VanderPlaats sounds great and can get people excited but lacks substance and knowledge.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 5:55, you are a complete idiot. Go to one of the Meet Mike Huckabee events and then see if you can still say that.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CC, prepare to eat all the horse sh*t you've said about Huckabee over the last few months.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! Go Huck and show those dang phonies what real leaders are made of!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cooler will give Huckabee credit once he earns it. He hasn't done horsesh*t over the past couple months.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta think that there are some long faces over at Brownback HQ tonight. Do we really think Uncle Sam is going to be able to hold his own against Iron Mike?

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov Huckabee can surely talk with being very eloquent in his speaking, but can he raise the money to sustain a viable campaign. I guess we will see in the next couple months on how real of a candidate he is. Good Luck to Eric and the Concept Works staff! I hope your hard work pays off, because I think with Gov. Huckabee you have the real deal and he would be a great President. Don't screw it up.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check him out. He is the real deal. I am excited.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once it comes out that Huckabee is an even bigger spender and nanny-stater than Bush (if that is possible) he's toast.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

We have to admit that we are disappointed that none of our female readers commented positively about our "When Harry Met Sally" reference.

We were trying to show off the Cooler staff's sensitive side.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's because it was lame, Cooler.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, there's nothing wrong with trying to attract a broader audience, 11:00! :)

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 5:55
I'd have to say that's about the worst insult you can pay a politician, to compare him to Bob "I'm running for (insert name)" Vanderplaats. I once heard him speak and thought he was dynamic, but also realized he couldn't find his ass with both hands.

10:47 PM  

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